Fiasconauts is an improv show hosted by Ian Hinck in which the Allies and special guests play a different set of the tabletop game Fiasco.

History

The show initially started as a special Easy Update episode on September 10, 2016. A Tabletop Escapades Presents episode was then filmed on September 21, 2016 while Dungeon Master Ben Moore was out. Fiasconauts officially launched as its own monthly show on October 28, 2016.

On February 10, 2021, Ian announced on Patreon[1] that Fiasconauts was moving off the monthly rotation and shifting to a more occasional special event release schedule. In its place on the monthly schedule is the re-introduction of the Easy Update segment, The Fast & Loose Internet Talk Show as its own standalone Patreon exclusive show. With the shift to its own show, $5 and up Patrons are able to ask questions which Ian will choose at random without reading them beforehand. New episodes are scheduled to premiere at the end of each month on Patreon.

Format

The show begins with Ian and his companions explaining which Fiasco play-set they chose. They then proceed to decide the relationships, locations, objects, etc. that will be important to the plot of their story. With all that finished, they name their characters and begin to play.

In the first act of the game, each person gets two scenes in which they act out what their character does. They are given either a black die or a white die from the other players, which decides whether the scene ends in their character's favor.

Once everyone does their two scenes, the "tilt" is decided, which is something that will have great effect over the second half of the game. Tilts can be large events, like a secret going public, or simple emotions, like an overwhelming feeling of paranoia. With the tilt decided, the second act begins.

The second act plays mostly like the first, with each player having two scenes focused on their player. When both acts are over, the players decide the fate of their character, with dice being the deciding factor on whether or not they have a happy ending.

Special Guests

Below are the special guests that have been featured on Fiasconauts to date.

In 2019, Jessica Lynn Verdi became a regular cast member and later co-host of Fiasconauts.

Date Guest Episode
Sep 10, 2016 Nick and Max Folkman
  • Writers, Massive Chalice / Hosts, Script Lock Podcast
A Fiasco of Biblical Proportions! - Easy Update 25
Nov 25, 2016 Jason Wishnov
  • Game Developer, Iridium Studios
Fiasco by the White Hole!
Dec 30, 2016 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Fiasco at the Zoo!
Feb 24, 2017 Jason Wishnov
  • Game Developer, Iridium Studios
Home Invasion Fiasco!
Mar 31, 2017 Dr. Thomas Hinck A Superheroic Fiasco
May 26, 2017 Ashly Burch
  • Actress
Back To The Old House!
May 26, 2017 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Back To The Old House!
Nov 24, 2017 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Fiasco at the Pen Show!
Jun 29, 2018 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Salem 1692
Jun 29, 2018 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Salem 1692
Jul 27, 2018 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Nut People!
Sep 28, 2018 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Fiasco at the Harvest Festival!
Feb 22, 2019 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Back Stage Fiasco!
Jun 28, 2019 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Splash!
Sep 27, 2019 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Terror at Sea!
Oct 25, 2019 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Zombie Apocalypse At CostCo
Nov 29, 2019 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Peasants' Presence
Dec 27, 2019 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
The Evening Strangeness
Jan 31, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
The Big Anime Con!
Feb 28, 2020 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Rainbow Mountain!
Feb 28, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Rainbow Mountain!
Apr 6, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
The Lodge
May 29, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Fiasco in the Federal Bureau of Control
Jun 26, 2020 Mary Chieffo
  • Actress
Alpha Complex
Jun 26, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Alpha Complex
Jul 31, 2020 Amanda Troop
  • Actor, VO, Improv
Malfiendish Manor
Jul 31, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Malfiendish Manor
Aug 28, 2020 Janel SantaCruz
  • Comedian, Gamer, Streamer
Hashtag Superheroes
Aug 28, 2020 Andy Campbell
  • Roleplayer, Gamer, Streamer
Hashtag Superheroes
Aug 28, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Hashtag Superheroes


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